Operating from the basement of the New Life Community Church in Thornton since January 2013, we are a community food bank started by New Life and Living Faith Community Presbyterian Church in Baxter. We are supported by other local churches, community groups and small businesses. We won’t name them all for fear of missing someone, but we truly appreciate all the help that we receive from the surrounding community.

We are run by a great group of volunteers and we're here to help; whatever your situation, you are welcome at the Thornton Community Food Bank!  

Serving but not limited to: Thornton, Cookstown, Angus, Essa, Innisfil and Barrie.  A proud branch of the Good Shepherd Food Bank Alliston Inc.

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Need our Services? We're here to help!
If you are struggling because you're new to the community or just find yourself in need of some extra help, you are welcome to use our services.  Please bring the following into the Food Bank during operating hours and we'll get you sorted!
1. One piece of ID with name and current address (IE: a driver's licence). If you only have a health card, a piece mail (government, bank, utility or insurance) will be needed to verify your address.

2. Birth certificates or Health cards for all other family members listed on application.
3. Written proof of all income sources (such as Ontario Works, ODSP, OAS, CPP, Child Support, WSIB, EI)4. Written proof of all expenses (such as rent/mortgage payment, property taxes, loan payment, car insurance and/or credit card).


We are looking for people that will be:

a) Discreet with regards to the families that attend the food bank;

b) Flexible and able to work either day (1-4p.m.) or evening shifts (6-7.30p.m.)  on a Thursday (approx.  2 times per month or more);

c) Willing to help out at fundraisers, work bee’s or food drives a few times per year.

d) Able to lift and carry boxes and grocery bags when needed;

e) Happy to work with other people;

f)  Willing to attend meetings where you can offer ideas and constructive suggestions;

If this sounds like you, drop into the food bank during operation hours and pick up a volunteer form or send us an email at:


We accept food donations during operating hours!  Want to make a donation?  We'd love to receive it!!!  Big or small your donation is appreciated!  

We only ask that you check your donated item, just to make sure that it is not past its best before date.

If you wish to give a monetary donation, please make your cheque payable to Good Shepherd Food bank.

Are you a Company or Organization? We'd love to hear from you!  

Due to storage space, only food items are accepted for donation with the exception of your gently used winter coats, Snow pants and boots, which we except from September to February.  


“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope”

Martin Luther






32 Robert St. Thornton, ON.


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